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Perth Sheriff Court and Justice of the Peace Court


Important arrangements during the Coronavirus outbreak

This court is open for business, but please note the following arrangements at this time.

This court is only open to staff, judiciary, those with permanent office accommodation, media or parties who are directly involved in cases being heard in the building and who have been requested to attend at court.

Where court cases require personal appearance, intimation will have been made to parties in advance of the court date.

There is no public counter and members of the public will not be permitted to enter, unless requested by the court.

If you want to pay your fine or would like information and advice please visit our Pay a Fine page. 

 

COMMISSARY

Guidance was issued on 29 April 2020 stating that all commissary would restart from 1 May 2020 and sent to the relevant hub courts.

With effect from 1 June 2020 all commissary applications will be processed locally within all of the courts within Tayside Central and Fife.

Small estate interviews are not taking place within the court buildings at this time, please contact your local Sheriff Court for more information and guidance.

Hub Courts for new, first instance custodies

New, first instance custody cases will continue to be heard in hub courts as first instance cases in each Sheriffdom as follows. Thereafter, if a further substantive hearing is assigned this will be to the court of local jurisdiction.

Glasgow and Strathkelvin

Glasgow Sheriff and JP Court

Lothian and Borders

Lothian and Borders no longer operates the Hub court system. All business, including first instance custody cases, has returned to local courts.

Edinburgh Sheriff and JP Court
Livingston Sheriff and JP Court
Jedburgh Sheriff and JP Court
Selkirk Sheriff and JP Court

Tayside, Central and Fife

Dundee  Sheriff and JP Court (business transferring from Forfar and Perth)
Falkirk Sheriff and JP Court (business transferring from Stirling and Alloa)
Kirkcaldy Sheriff and JP Court (business transferring from Dunfermline)

Grampian, Highland and Islands

Inverness Sheriff and JP Court (business transferring from Elgin, Fort William, Portree, Tain and Wick. Island custody courts will be dealt with on a case by case basis)
Aberdeen Sheriff and JP Court (business transferring from Peterhead and Banff)

North Strathclyde

Paisley Sheriff and JP Court
Kilmarnock Sheriff and JP Court 
Greenock Sheriff and JP Court (business transferring from Dunoon)
Dumbarton Sheriff Court and JP Court (business transferring from Oban and Campbeltown)

South Strathclyde, Dumfries and Galloway

Ayr Sheriff Court and JP Court
Hamilton Sheriff Court and JP Court 
Dumfries Sherrif Court and JP Court (business transferring from Stranraer)
Airdrie Sheriff Court and JP Court (business transferring from Lanark)


Sheriffdom orders during Coronavirus

The following Sheriffdom guidance, information and practice notes apply to this court.

Please also refer to the Rules and Practice section of the website.
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Coronavirus Guidance - Criminal Business (No 5) (25-11-20)PDF105.07 KB26 Nov, 2020 Download
Order 18 in Respect of Summary and Solemn Criminal BusinessPDF253.88 KB26 Nov, 2020 Download
Order 17 in Respect of Solemn Criminal BusinessPDF262.65 KB26 Nov, 2020 Download
Coronavirus Civil Business (No 4) (Simple Procedure) (11-11-20)PDF627.54 KB11 Nov, 2020 Download
Order 16 in Respect of Summary and Solemn Criminal BusinessPDF252.22 KB23 Oct, 2020 Download
Order 15 in Respect of Summary Criminal BusinessPDF269.70 KB23 Oct, 2020 Download
Coronavirus Guidance - Criminal Business No 4 (23-10-2020)PDF105.60 KB23 Oct, 2020 Download
Act of Court 2021PDF168.53 KB01 Sep, 2020 Download
Act of Court 2020 No 5PDF145.44 KB28 Aug, 2020 Download
Order 14 in Respect of Summary and Solemn Criminal BusinessPDF251.98 KB27 Aug, 2020 Download
Criminal Business No 3 (19-08-20)PDF104.67 KB26 Aug, 2020 Download
Order 13 in Respect of Summary and Solemn Criminal BusinessPDF129.29 KB11 Aug, 2020 Download
Order 12 in Respect of Summary Criminal BusinessPDF287.56 KB06 Aug, 2020 Download
Order 11 in Respect of Summary and Solemn Criminal BusinessPDF249.81 KB06 Aug, 2020 Download
Act of Court 2020 No 4PDF144.75 KB09 Jul, 2020 Download
Order 10 in Respect of Summary Criminal BusinessPDF147.08 KB06 Jul, 2020 Download
Order 9 in Respect of Summary and Solemn Criminal BusinessPDF325.06 KB02 Jul, 2020 Download
Act of Court No 3 of 2020PDF140.09 KB19 Jun, 2020 Download
Coronavirus Civil Business No 3PDF238.05 KB18 Jun, 2020 Download
Order 8 in Respect of Summary and Solemn Criminal Business (all Fife cases to Kirkcaldy)PDF274.05 KB09 Jun, 2020 Download
Sheriff Court Practice Note - TCF - Number 7 of 2020 - Criminal BusinessPDF379.47 KB01 Jun, 2020 Download
Act of Court - TCF - Number 2 of 2020PDF141.30 KB01 Jun, 2020 Download
Sheriff Court Practice Note - TCF - Number 6 of 2020 - Criminal Business PDF403.88 KB01 Jun, 2020 Download
Act of Court 2020 (No 2) - Criminal Court HolidaysPDF70.74 KB19 May, 2020 Download
Practice Note No. 1 of 2020 - Commercial actionsPDF333.36 KB30 Apr, 2020 Download
Order in Respect of Summary Criminal Business - Order No. 5 of 2020PDF314.88 KB17 Apr, 2020 Download
Order in Respect of Summary Criminal Business - Order No. 4 of 2020PDF157.50 KB08 Apr, 2020 Download
Order in Respect of Summary Criminal Business - Order No. 3 of 2020PDF155.99 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download
Order in Respect of Summary Criminal Business - Order No. 2 of 2020PDF140.41 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download
Order in Respect of Solemn and Summary Proceedings - Order No. 1 of 2020PDF133.89 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download
Guidance re SCRA Cases_26 03 20PDF155.46 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download
Guidance re AWI applicationsPDF158.42 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download
Coronavirus Guidance - Criminal Business (No 1) (24-03-20)PDF118.82 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download
Coronavirus Civil Business (No1) (24-03-20) (Dundee)PDF108.04 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download
Coronavirus Civil Business (No2) (24-03-20) (Falkirk)PDF107.77 KB01 Apr, 2020 Download

Perth Sheriff Court House is an imposing listed building situated on the banks of the river Tay. The building, designed by London architect Sir Robert Smirke, was built in 1819 and stands on the site of Gowrie House, the place where a plot to kill King James VI was hatched in 1600.

There are currently 5 court rooms with 3 resident Sheriffs. The Sheriffs and the Sheriff Clerk's staff deal with a variety of business which fall into the categories of Criminal, Civil and Commissary. The JP Court is dealt with by a Justice of the Peace, a Legal Advisor and a Clerk.

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Contact Details

Postal address

Sheriff Court House,
Tay Street,
Perth,
PH2 8NL

 

Main telephone

01738 620546

Sheriff Clerk / Main contact

Lee Allan

DX

PE20

Fax

01738 623601

Email

perth@scotcourts.gov.uk

Jury helpline

01738 492858 - Sheriff & Jury helpline

01738 492859 - High Court jury helpline


Accessibility contact

If you want to contact us using text relay please follow the guidance at this link -  the Next Generation Text Service

If you require the support of an interpreter when you contact a court (by phone or attend in person), a telephone interpretation service is available.  To access this service ask for telephone interpreting and the language required. This service is NOT available during actual court proceedings.

If you use British Sign Language (BSL) and wish to phone us using a sign language interpreter, you can use the online video relay interpreting service. For more information see the contactSCOTLAND website. www.contactscotland-bsl.org

Directions

Use journey planner for public transportation information.

On Arrival

On arrival please report to the main reception desk in the building through the front door and turn to the immediate right.

If you are attending for Jury service please have your citation information readily available when checking in at front entrance reception and you will directed to the appropriate court.

Full access for any wheelchair users or persons with prams/pushchairs is available via a ramp adjacent to the front entrance of the building on Tay Street.

Facilities

The WRVS run a snack bar service on the ground floor from 9.30am until 12 noon. There are several restaurants close to the court house.

If you are serving on a jury a light lunch will be provided at a local hotel nearby.

A loop induction service is available in all courtrooms for people who have hearing difficulties.

Peace signings are available by appointment. Appointments can be made by phoning the office number: 01738 620546.

Travel Directions

The Court is located on Tay Street, near the Queens Bridge, close to the town centre and accessible by public transport.  All day metered parking is available at the South Inch car park, this is a 5 minute walk from the court house.  The entrance is located via Shore Road. Short stay metered car parking available at the rear of the court building, accessed via South Street or Canal Street.

By Bus

Buses stop on Princes Street, Canal Street and at Perth Bus Station which is situated in Leonard Street.  All of these locations are approximately a 10 minute walk from the Courthouse.

Various bus companies operate service to and from Perth, please check local timetables or check Traveline Scotland website via the link below or alternatively call them on               0871 200 2233.

https://www.travelinescotland.com/

By Rail

Perth Railway Station is located on Leonard Street which is approximately a 10 minute walk from the Courthouse.  Timetable information can be obtained from Scotrail or National Rail Enquiries via the following link.

https://www.scotrail.co.uk/

Taxi

The nearest taxi rank to the Courthouse is located outside Tesco Metro, South Street. This is a 5 minute walk from the Courthouse.

Pay a Fine

Pay a fine online or pay at the court.

Payment Methods: Cash, Debit Card, Credit Card, Cheque or Postal Order. Please do not send cash through the post.

Please make cheques and postal orders payable to "Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service". Send by post to: Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service Central Processing Unit, PO Box 23, Glasgow, G5 9DA

Opening Times

Mon - Thurs 09.00 - 17.00, Fri 09.00 - 16.30.

 

 

 

 

Public Holidays

2020
January 1, 2

April 10, 13

May 8, 25

September 14

October 5

November 30

December 25, 28
 

Complaints

Please refer to the complaints and feedback page.

Useful Links

Accessibility

 

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